Watch: Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano Erupts, Spews Lava Into Night Sky

Watch: Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano Erupts, Spews Lava Into Night Sky

first_img Italy’s Mount Etna launched streams of lava into the night sky in the early hours Friday.The volcano, located on the east coast of Sicily, began erupting at 3 a.m. local time following an increase in seismic activity over the last week.The eruptions sent rivers of smoking red lava streaming down its southeastern slope. The smoke did not affect nearby Catania airport and flight continued as normal, according to reports.Boris Behncke, from Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), posted a series of photos on Twitter of lava taken from nearby towns. He said the eruption on Thursday night is considered a “subterminal eruption,” meaning it is occurring close to the summit craters, generally at an elevation of around 2900-3000 meters (9,514-9,842 feet).Scenes of #Etna‘s new, sub-terminal eruption, during the night of 30-31 May 2019, seen from Santa Venerina, Fiumefreddo and (last photo) Tremestieri Etneo. “Sub-terminal” means the eruption is occurring close to the summit craters, generally at around 2900-3000 m elevation pic.twitter.com/6uBXJTShkV— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) May 31, 2019According to the INGV, the nascent eruption began on the night of May 29. Starting off by producing a thick column of ash rising from the New Southeast Crater, it gave way on May 30 to a far more lava-heavy display in the area, featuring two fissures blenching out lava.The northern lava flow extended toward the northern wall of the Valle del Bove and subsequently turned eastward, reaching a maximum distance of about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on the morning of May 31, at an estimated altitude of about 6,075 feet (2,050 meters).New eruption near the summit of #Etna: two eruptive fissures have opened early on 30 May 2019 on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing modest Strombolian activity and little lava flows. View from Tremestieri Etneo pic.twitter.com/Htl90nUYbL— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) May 30, 2019Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe at two-and-a-half times the next largest, Mount Vesuvius.Fissures in the 10,912 feet-tall peak can flare into action several times a year, although the last major eruption was in 1992.More on Geek.com:Watch: Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano Explodes in One of Largest Eruptions in YearsWatch Bali Volcano Spew Ash 18,000 Feet Into the Air in Incredible Timelapse Video35 Incredible Images of Earth’s Mountains and Volcanoes From Space Man Critically Injured After Falling Down Volcano on HoneymoonAstronauts Capture Incredible Photo of Volcanic Eruption From Space Stay on targetlast_img read more

Washington House Democrats elect 1st woman speaker

first_imgSEATAC — Democrats on Wednesday elected the first female speaker of the House in Washington state.With the selection of state Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma becomes the eighth state to have a woman in the top spot in the House and is now the second state to have a gay speaker of the House, joining Oregon. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, seven other states have female speakers of the House: Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont.“I’m really proud to be the first woman, the first out lesbian serving in this position,” Jinkins said at a news conference after the vote. “I believe very, very strongly that the diversity of our caucus really more and more is representing the diversity of our state and helps up make better decisions for the people of this state. I’m proud to be a part of carrying that forward.”Jinkins was chosen after a caucus meeting and vote at a hotel conference room in SeaTac. She was one of four women representatives seek the top spot after Frank Chopp, the state’s longest-serving speaker, announced he was stepping down from his leadership position but would remain in the Legislature.Democratic Rep. John Lovick has been serving as acting speaker since May, and will remain in that role until the speaker-designate is approved by the full House at the start of the 2020 legislative session in January.Democrats hold a 57-41 majority in the House, and women — with 31 seats — hold a majority within the caucus.last_img read more

Democrats divisions test Bidens frontrunner strength

first_imgDETROIT — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden’s candidacy.The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse rivals, who charged that Biden’s eight-year relationship with President Barack Obama was not reason enough to earn the Democratic nomination.The attacks on Biden in the second presidential debate were most vivid coming from California Sen. Kamala Harris, who declared that his willingness to work with segregationists in the U.S. Senate during the 1970s could have had dramatic consequences on the surge of minority candidates in political office. And, she said, it could have prevented her and fellow presidential candidate Cory Booker, both of whom are black, from becoming senators.“Had those segregationists had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate, Cory Booker would not be a member of the United States Senate, and Barack Obama would not have been in a position to nominate” Biden to become vice president, she said.When pressed, Biden repeatedly leaned on his relationship with Obama.“We’re talking about things that occurred a long, long time ago,” Biden said. “Everybody’s talking about how terrible I am on these issues. Barack Obama knew who I was.”last_img read more

State begins nighttime pavement repair work on I5 I205

first_imgDrivers should be prepared for potential nighttime delays on Clark County’s two interstate freeways.A contractor working for the Washington State Department of Transportation started a $3.5 million project Wednesday night to rehabilitate 10.5 miles of pavement on Interstate 205 and 4.5 miles of pavement on Interstate 5.The project encompasses both directions of I-205 in Clark County, from the freeway’s convergence with I-5 north of Salmon Creek to the Oregon-Washington state line over the Columbia River.Work also will be done on a shorter section of I-5 southbound, from north of the state Highway 502 interchange west of Battle Ground to Northeast 139th Street in Salmon Creek.To reduce driver delays and improve construction-worker safety, work is being done at night, when traffic volumes are lower.Construction typically will begin at 9 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. the following morning on weekdays, with work lasting until 9 a.m. on Saturdays.Drivers should expect nighttime single- and double-lane closures on both freeways, along with intermittent on- and off-ramp closures along I-205.Several areas along both freeways are showing signs of wear and tear with pavement cracks, ruts and potholes. The project will extend the life of the freeways and provide a smoother, safer surface for drivers.last_img read more

Northwest towns woefully unprepared as fire risk grows

first_imgISSAQUAH — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires.The region, famous for its rainfall, has long escaped major burns even as global warming has driven an increase in the size and number of wildfires elsewhere in the American West.But according to experts, previously too-wet-to-burn parts of the Pacific Northwest face an increasing risk of significant wildfires due to the same phenomenon: Climate change is bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought.And the region is uniquely exposed to the threat, with property owners who are often less prepared for fire than those in drier places and more homes tucked along forests than other western states. In Issaquah and towns like it across the region, that takes a shape familiar from recent destructive California wildfires: heavy vegetation that spills into backyards, often pressing against houses in neighborhoods with few escape routes.“The only thing that’s keeping it from going off like a nuclear bomb is the weather,” said Chris Dicus, a California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo professor and head of the Association for Fire Ecology, a national group that studies wildfire.last_img read more

Vancouver woman striving to toss use of disposables

first_imgHeather Fisher works hard to reduce garbage by choosing durable items over disposables. As she enjoyed a picnic in her favorite park on a recent afternoon, she unwrapped a handkerchief folded around her sandwich, and sipped coffee from a stainless-steel mug.“I try to always have something on hand so I don’t have to use a throwaway cup,” the 39-year-old Vancouver resident said.One step she hasn’t been able to take, however, is using her own bags and containers for bulk and produce purchases or for takeout, as many environmental groups encourage. Washington’s current food safety codes prohibit it. The state Department of Health is weighing a revision that would ease those rules.In July, Fisher bumped up against the existing limits when she focused on reducing her use of plastic as part of an online challenge by Northwest Earth Institute in Portland.The annual 31-day Plastic Free EcoChallenge calls upon participants to engage in specific challenges, several of which aren’t possible in Washington:• “I will use my own containers when ordering takeout.”• “I will purchase meats and cheeses from the deli counter or a butcher shop, and use my own containers to do so.”• “I will purchase dry goods from the bulk section of my grocery store, and use my own containers to do so.”• “I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.”Fisher has done her best. She avoids produce bags, instead keeping her fruits and vegetables loose in the cart when grocery shopping.“Sometimes checkers get upset, but they’re usually understanding if you say you’re trying to reduce use of plastics,” Fisher said.She’s attuned to environmental issues given that she used to work for a nonprofit conservation group. She has since gone back to college to study wildlife sciences.Environmentalists are troubled by plastics accumulating in the ocean. Even though some plastics can go in recycling bins, the market for them has collapsed.last_img read more

Clark County Fair contestant takes pride in nasty pigs

first_imgIsabella “Bella” Simpkins’ nickname for Champion, her 197-pound pig, is Champ, but I’ll always think of him as Chomp.I realized my rookie mistake of not asking the right questions when Champ tried to chomp through my hiking shoes. I should have asked, “How sharp are a pig’s teeth?”As the summer intern for The Columbian, I have covered a variety of topics, but I knew I would be out of my element learning to wash a pig. Still, I couldn’t resist trying something new, so on Wednesday morning, I ventured to the Clark County Fair.Ten-year-old Bella had raised her two exotic crossbred pigs in hopes of selling them through the Junior Livestock Auction at the fair. When she noticed the pigs were not gaining weight, she went from visiting them twice a day to four times a day, she said. Her dad, Dylan Simpkins, said the pigs didn’t want to eat in the summer heat.On Wednesday morning, her pigs weighed in at 217 and 197 pounds, both under the 220-pound goal weight. They didn’t qualify for the auction, but Bella’s pigs can still compete in some other events.“It’s very bittersweet,” Dylan Simpkins said. He said Bella put a lot of work into her pigs, and she did most of it without any help.last_img read more

Shooting near Alabama campus kills 2 injures 3

first_imgMONTGOMERY, Ala. — A shooting on the edge of an Alabama college campus left two people dead and three others with injuries.Gunfire broke out Thursday night near Alabama State University in Montgomery. A statement from President Quinton T. Ross says the shooting occurred at a business close to the school.Montgomery police say one man died at the scene and another died at a hospital.Police spokesman Sgt. Jarrett Williams tells the Montgomery Advertiser two other men were hospitalized with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Another man was hospitalized with a wound that isn’t life-threatening.Authorities haven’t announced any arrests or identified the victims.The president’s statement says Alabama State is working with police to determine what happened.last_img read more

Clark County has seen 6 injuries 1 fire due to fireworks this

first_imgBuy this PhotoMeagan Williams, left, and Royal Gullickson of TNT Fireworks Warehouse gear up while preparing for customers in Salmon Creek on June 27. New fireworks regulations went into effect this Fourth of July in several Clark County small cities, and fire officials say it was a quiet holiday. Sort of. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files) Fireworks have injured six people and caused one fire in Clark County this year, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office.Across the state, 331 fireworks-related injuries or fires have been reported so far, according to data released Monday from hospitals, clinics and fire agencies. Between June 28 and July 5, when the state allows fireworks sales and discharges, 297 incidents were reported. Most injuries were caused due to individuals holding lit fireworks or standing too close to them.Last year, the state recorded 285 incidents through Aug. 19, Deputy State Fire Marshal Alyson VanCleave said.While incident reports have risen statewide, Clark County agencies reported fewer issues. In the same time period last year, 13 injuries and four fires were reported in the county, VanCleave said.The county and a number of cities enacted a wide range of rules ahead of this year’s Fourth of July holiday regarding fireworks sales and use. Sales and use in Vancouver were banned for the third consecutive holiday.Additional restrictions might be a factor in the promising Clark County numbers, VanCleave said. But she cautioned that agencies are not legally required to reported fireworks-related incidents, and the data might not be complete.last_img read more

Fill the Boot fundraiser set for early September

first_imgMembers of the Vancouver Fire Department are organizing a longtime annual fundraiser for people with muscular dystrophy.The Fill the Boot fundraiser is slated for noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 78th Street, according to a news release from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will canvass streets and storefronts in the area asking pedestrians, motorists and customers to place donations in an in-hand boot.Chuck’s Produce will provide snacks, refreshments and dinner to volunteers, according to the news release.The International Association of Firefighters has been raising money to support those with the disease since 1954 and has collected more than $650 million in donations to date, the news release said.last_img read more

New Name for The Museum of Man

New Name for The Museum of Man

first_img July 30, 2018 Posted: July 30, 2018 Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Museum of Man, to be more inclusive, may be getting a new name. One name being considered is the Museum of Humankind.KUSI’s Dan Plante was live at Balboa Park with all the details on the changes coming to the Historic museum. New Name for The Museum of Mancenter_img Updated: 8:23 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante last_img read more

Junior ROTC cadets know the drill

first_img Prairie High School Air Force Junior ROTC:http://phsafjrotc.essential-connections.comBattle Ground High School Air Force Junior ROTC:http://www.bghs.bgsd.k12.wa.us/afjrotc/colonel.htmlBRUSH PRAIRIE — With practiced precision and a flick of their wrists, Wade Alfson and Spencer Watson snap their rifles to each other, catch and flip their partners’ rifles 360 degrees through the air and snap them back again.The two Prairie High School students and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were competing in the duals exhibition drill competition, which involved fancy footwork and precise rifle throwing.Last year as a sophomore at Prairie High School, Alfson, now 16, became the youngest Junior ROTC cadet to win the national championship in the singles exhibition drill competition. Alfson and his teammates from Prairie were among 11 high school JROTC teams — about 400 male and female cadets total — from western Washington and Oregon competing in the Northwest JROTC Drill and Rifle Championships, Columbia River Division Drill Meet on Saturday at Prairie High School. Teams came from as far north as Tacoma and as far south as Oregon City.“It’s kind of like a track meet, where it’s all going on at once,” said Master Sgt. Randy Martin about the competition. Martin, who directs the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Prairie High School, explained that cadets are given a routine to memorize, and they’re judged on how well they execute the prescribed moves in the routine.“Exhibition is more of a fancy-type thing,” Martin said. “The kids are doing wheels, criss-crosses. They get to spin rifles. Throw rifles.”The cadets throw 8.67-pound replica rifles that don’t fire. The Battle Ground and Prairie high school cadets participating in the competition said they plan on pursuing military careers.“I want to become a U.S. Army major,” said national champion Alfson, who said his plan is to complete four years of college “and then apply for Ranger School.” Army Reserve Drill Sergeant Victoria Parker judges the duals exhibition drill competition. Parker credits her involvement in her high school’s Junior ROTC program for advancing her military career. A military police officer, she served two tours in Iraq.last_img read more

Crocodile spotted in river near Colenso

Crocodile spotted in river near Colenso

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New Crypto invests in an Old Money transfer business

New Crypto invests in an Old Money transfer business

first_imgOn the face of it, why would Ripple (a cutting-edge technology company) want to invest in MoneyGram which is a USA-quoted international payment transfer business? Surely, Ripple has enough on its plate trying to replace the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the platform that has been used by global banks since 1973 to make international payments?Ripple’s token price increased by over 35,000% in 2017, parking a Cryptocurrency frenzy globally.While MoneyGram can trace its roots back to the 1940’s, it was not until 2004 that it was trading as a separate entity. Unfortunately, despite its well-known brand internationally, it has been struggling of late as it looks to repay its $902 million of debt. It was also fined $120 million in the USA for failing to stop potential fraudulent payments.In January 2018, it had a $1.2 billion bid from the Chinese company Ant, blocked on the basis that it would enable the Chinese to have too much financial information on US citizens. MoneyGram’s share price has fallen from $17.81 in April 2017, to $1.67 in December 2018, although on the announcement of the investment by Ripple it did rise by 150% to $3.64.While Ripple claims that it can help MoneyGram improve the efficiency of payments, cutting costs and reducing the time it takes to send money globally, I suspect it is MoneyGram’s existing distribution network that appealed to Ripple…..Will we see more new Crypto firms buying into more “old money” companies as they look to introduce their new technology into existing customer-bases?For more #Digital Bytes like this email: Jonny.Fry@TeamBlockchain.netlast_img read more

Power still out and no end in sight

Power still out and no end in sight

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The municipality is silent on the issue – what a surprise! A large portion of town is without electricity and with no expected ETA on any fix, the residents affected by the over-30-hour outage just have to grin and bear it! As anger reaches boiling point, we can report that electricians are hunting the fault. Several attempts at quick-fixes have failed, but we are aware they are going to attempt another fix within the next few hours… Let’s all hold thumbs they get it right.It is reported that the fault is believed to be underground and attempts to re-route electricity via other sub-stations have all failed.Similar faults in Johannesburg have taken close to a week to solve…According to an official (not authorised to speak to the media), it is a race against time to find the fault.Stay up-to-date by following us on our Facebook site or the Ladysmith Gazette web page.last_img read more

World Bank set to resume aid to Myanmar

first_imgThein Sein’s reform program has prompted Western nations to lift or ease sanctions they had applied to the previous military government because of its repressive policies. However, several hurdles remain to more substantial World Bank assistance.In February, the United States, the bank’s largest shareholder, lifted its opposition to multilateral development banks giving limited technical assistance to Myanmar, but other U.S. sanctions still require Washington to oppose new lending, though they could be lifted sometime in the future.Cox said she did not expect the issue of arrears to slow action on the grants. She said clearing the $397 million in arrears _ which would be done though a loan covering interest that has not been paid since 1997_ would not be accomplished until January, but if the board agrees the grants could be given before then.She stressed that the bank is not forgiving the debt. In April, Japan said it would take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen ($3.7 billion) of debt and resume full-fledged development aid to Myanmar as a way of supporting the country’s democratic and economic reforms.Japan’s Kyodo News agency reported Wednesday that the Japanese government will extend bridge loans to Myanmar to cover the arrears owed to the World Bank as well as about $500 million owed to the Asian Development Bank. The report did not name a source for the information. The vital role family plays in society (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The World Bank announced Wednesday it is prepared to resume assistance to Myanmar after 25 years. It said it is ready to provide $85 million in grants for development while also helping to clear almost $400 million in arrears from old loans.World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Pamela Cox announced the grants in Yangon as she opened a new World Bank Group office. She said they could begin by October if the bank’s board approves.center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology The Asian Development Bank also opened an office in Myanmar on Wednesday.Cox and a colleague from the affiliated International Finance Corp. met with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week. It was the first visit by senior bank officials since the country began undertaking political and economic reforms last year after decades of repressive military rule.Myanmar’s military junta handed power last year to a nominally civilian government that has surprised the world with a series of political and economic reforms, including releasing prominent political prisoners and allowing Suu Kyi to contest recent parliamentary by-elections.“This comes at a critical time when the country is undergoing what we call a triple transition _ Myanmar’s moving from a military government to a more open and democratic government, Myanmar is moving from conflict to peace and Myanmar is moving from a closed economy to an open economy,” Cox told a news conference in Yangon.The World Bank said the grants would be for “community-driven development programs which will allow communities to decide whether to invest in schools, roads, water or other projects.” 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

YouTubes new AR feature lets you virtually try on makeup while watching

YouTubes new AR feature lets you virtually try on makeup while watching

first_imgEarlier this summer, YouTube announced its plans for a new AR feature for virtual makeup try-on that works directly in the YouTube app. Today, the first official campaign to use the “Beauty Try-On” feature has now launched, allowing viewers to try on and shop lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics from YouTube creator Roxette Arisa’s makeup tutorial video.Makeup tutorials are hugely popular on YouTube, so an integration where you can try on the suggested looks yourself makes a ton of sense. While a lipstick try-on feature isn’t exactly groundbreaking — plenty of social media apps offer a similar filter these days — it could lead to more complex AR makeup integrations further down the road.The new AR feature only works when you’re watching the video from a mobile device and the YouTube app is updated to the latest version.Then, when watching the video, you’ll see a button that says “try it on” which will launch the camera in a split-screen view. The video will continue to play as you scroll through the various lipstick shades below, applying the different colors to see which one works best. Unlike some of the filters in social apps like Instagram and Snapchat, the colors are evenly aligned with your lips and not bleeding out the edges. The result is a very natural look.MAC Cosmetics will work with creators through YouTube’s branded content division, FameBit. The program connects brands with YouTube influencers who then market their products as paid sponsorships.MAC is the first partner for this AR feature, but more will likely follow.Prior to launch, YouTube tested the AR Beauty Try-On with several beauty brands, and found that 30% of viewers chose to activate the experience in the YouTube iOS.Those who did were fairly engaged, spending more than 80 seconds trying on virtual lipstick shades.Google is not the first company to offer virtual makeup try-on experiences. Beyond social media apps, there are also AR beauty apps like YouCam Makeup, Sephora’s Virtual Artist, Ulta’s GLAMLab and others. L’Oréal also offers Live Try-On on its website, and had partnered with Facebook last year to bring virtual makeup to the site. In addition, Target’s online Beauty Studio offers virtual makeup across a number of brands and products.YouTube’s implementation, however, is different because it’s not just a fun consumer product — it’s an AR-powered ad campaign.Though some may scoff at the idea of virtual makeup, this market is massive. Millions watch makeup tutorials on YouTube every day, and the site has become the dominant source for referral traffic for beauty brands. In 2018, beauty-related content generated more than 169 billion views on the video platform.You can watch the YouTube video here, or engage with the AR feature from the mobile YouTube app.If you don’t see your face immediately after pressing the “try on” button, you probably need to update the YouTube app.last_img read more

British Airways unveils new stateoftheart lounge in Singapore

British Airways unveils new stateoftheart lounge in Singapore

first_imgBritish Airways unveils new state-of-the-art lounge in SingaporeBritish Airways launches its’ new, dedicated lounge at Terminal 1 in Changi Airport this week, marking the latest milestone in the airline’s S$11 billion investment to improve customer experience in the air and on the ground.The stylish lounge is the first location to offer the airline’s new Concorde Bar, a private area exclusive to First customers.The Concorde Bar features an opulent interior with black Nero marble surfaces, European oak flooring and bespoke furnishings. Customers will also be able to enjoy digital panoramic views of the Singapore skyline reflecting the time of the day outside, similar to a rotating restaurant. Eligible customers will be provided with an exclusive passcode to access the area.The main lounge offers customers an upgraded space to work, relax or dine as they choose, in a space that features the finest in modern British design and style. It includes artwork from established Singapore and British artists, including Simon Wee and Dr Brendan Neiland. All pieces on display have been curated and selected based on their links to Singapore.Robert Williams, British Airways’ head of Asia Pacific sales, said, “Our new lounge is a toast to the heritage and glamour of flying. Its environment is perfectly designed for and tailored around the needs of the modern premium traveller. I am confident that our customers, whether they are travelling on business or going on holiday, will enjoy the privacy, state-of-the-art facilities, and incredible artwork on offer.”Access to the new lounge is limited to British Airways First and Club World (business class) customers, British Airways Executive Gold and Silver members, and oneworld frequent flyers with Emerald and Sapphire status. The Concorde Bar is exclusively for British Airways’ First customers and their eligible guests.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

A New Approach to Property Insights

A New Approach to Property Insights

first_img in Headlines, Technology March 18, 2019 687 Views A New Approach to Property Insights CoreLogic HOUSING Lenders mortgage PanoramIQ property Shaleen Khatod Sherrie Clevenger 2019-03-18 Rachel Williamscenter_img Share Irvine, California-based CoreLogic®, announced the launch of PanoramIQ™, an intelligent property solution that the company says will delivers a more complete view of property data with more current and reliable sources than public-record data alone. Utilizing a combination of public and proprietary property datasets, a unique property ID, machine learning and advanced analytics, PanoramIQ provides lenders, mortgage industry professionals, and government entities with deeper, more accurate, and complete property insights, allowing clients to make better decisions in a timely and efficient manner.“PanoramIQ brings a more complete and reliable source of property intelligence that fills gaps found in the traditional outdated systems. Based on an unmatched breadth of property information sources and sophisticated logic, CoreLogic is uniquely positioned to identify the most accurate sources of property data so clients have a more complete view of a property,” said Shaleen Khatod, Executive, Data, and Advisory Solutions at CoreLogic. “As mortgage and refinance volumes continue to decrease, it’s important for those in the mortgage industry to have instant and reliable information on a property so they can identify high-quality leads and make timely and competitive underwriting decisions.”According to CoreLogic research, 27 percent of property records nationally have gaps within public-record data. Additionally, 18 percent of property records nationally have data attributes that CoreLogic identifies as more accurate than public record alone. Unlike sources such as tax assessor information, which are typically updated annually, PanoramIQ relies on a variety of proprietary information sources to provide more up-to-date reports. PanoramIQ uses artificial intelligence to scan multiple sources of data, link the data to a unique property ID, analyze, and interpret changes and updates and uses advanced analytics to identify the most reliable information. This extensive process enables PanoramIQ to be a more complete, current and compliant view of property data.“When information on a property isn’t reported accurately, it can have costly effects for those involved in the process. For those responsible for mortgage portfolios, an error in data reporting can lead to poor lending decisions or missed opportunities,” said Sherrie Clevenger, Principal, Product Management at CoreLogic.“PanoramIQ is designed to turn data points into sales, change how property data is analyzed and improve decision making. It’s about changing the way property data is analyzed, so we can help lessen the amount of errors and build trust back into the system.”For more information on PanoramIQ, click here.  last_img read more

Father gets suspended sentence after son 3 found wandering streets at night

Father gets suspended sentence after son 3 found wandering streets at night

first_imgA 30-year-old man was given a four-month suspended jail sentence on Friday after his three-year-old son was found wandering the streets of Paphos half-naked at 3am on Wednesday.The man had been arrested and charged on Thursday in connection with offences relating to child abuse and abandoning a minor.The boy was seen wandering the streets of Paphos alone and half naked at 3am on Wednesday by a Paphos resident who notified police.Officers went to the scene and collected the child who was placed in the care of the welfare office.Police later tracked down the parents, aged 23 and 30.You May LikeYoutube video by: PopMalt20 Horrible Roommates We’ve All Lived WithYoutube video by: PopMaltUndoFood Prevent5 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure NaturallyFood PreventUndoSenior LivingBrilliant Senior Living IdeasSenior LivingUndo Romanian man missing from Paphos homeUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more